Monday, July 21, 2014


"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."–Aristotle.
Man through history remains true to predictable nuances, pride, greed and conceit his greatest undoing. Kings have been led to shame by their jesters and Princes to odium by praise-singers.

Every so often 'leaders' are blinded by the greed for power by court-jesters whose greed for the good-life blinds them from the visible tragedies concomitant to ill-rule. Bad 'leaders' will always reap the just recompense of bad governance for God is JUST, and history is replete with tales of their sordid end.

I have been tagged an APC apologist by Jonathanians who are often forgetful of the fact that to me the difference between the PDP and the APC is that between six and half a dozen. What counts to me is the people, yes the masses and indeed the Nigerian hoi-polloi is my constituency.

Man is man, man is not White or Black, man is man. Man is neither Yoruba, Ijaw, Hausa or Ibo apologies to the minorities, man is man. And the same blood runs in all men, man is man. Fear is common to all men and so is pain BUT faith however is the diadem of the brave.

The brave calls a spade by its name, the most would look the other way but it doesn't stop it from being a spade. That Nigeria is in dire strait is true, that the politrickcal class is self-centred and ill-intentioned is truism, and that the ship of State is heading towards the iceberg is lucid.

May I repeat that the needed minimum in this turbulence is to torpedo the politics that troubles this Ship and do good governance else this anomie shall assume infernal dimensions.

Man will always seek self-preservation in proportions beyond conjectures, so beware the ides of man, for man is man.

Prof. Chris Nwaokobia Jnr.


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